As we are approaching the midday hour in Central Alabama, skies are mostly clear out there across the area, and much of the area is dry. Across the southeast, we have a few areas of rain out there, especially over parts of North and South Carolina and into northeastern Georgia. Another small mass of showers and storms are located over a very small part of southern Tennessee.
Notice that I said almost dry across Central Alabama… we do have a few light showers out there over the northern part of Hale County over Moundville at this moment. These are moving to the north-northwest.
FOR THE REST OF TODAY
Skies will be mostly clear to partly cloudy throughout the remainder of the daytime hours, and we do have a very small risk for an isolated shower of storm developing with the heating of the day. Most people will remain dry, but the odds of any one location receiving rain today will be around 1 in 5. Afternoon highs will be in the 80s across the area, lower to mid 80s for the north with mid to upper 80s to the south. Tonight we’ll have nice weather, with any shower activity diminishing quickly at or just after sunset. Lows tonight will be in the 60s.
TEMPERATURES ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA AT 11:37AM
Temperatures are currently ranging from the mid 70s to the lower 80s across the area. The warm spots are currently Jasper, Birmingham, and Motgomery, all at 81 degrees. The cool spot is Alexander City at 72 degrees.
NICE, WARM DAY ON THURSDAY
Skies will be mostly clear and temperatures will be quite warm across Central Alabama, but there is still a minuscule risk of an isolated shower or storm, mainly over the northeastern part of the area. The odds for any one location getting rain will be down to 1 in 10, almost not worth mentioning in the forecast. Afternoon highs will be back up in the lower to mid 80s across Central Alabama.
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IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!
The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama will be April 21-23 at the beautiful Barber Motorsports Park! Make plans for the event that has been voted “Best Annual Event” & “Best Sporting Event” in Birmingham. Kids 15 & under are admitted free with a ticketed adult, and three-day general admission tickets are $69. Single day tickets are $15. Pack a picnic/cooler and bring the family out for a weekend full of activities and racing! Get tickets and more information here. Most, if not all of the rain, will come after the track activity comes to an end on Saturday evening, and will be over before the gates open on Sunday. Get the detailed race cast here.
ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY – April 19, 1996
One of the most memorable tornado outbreaks in Illinois history occurred on April 19, 1996. During the day, 33 tornadoes were reported as supercells erupted and moved across the state during the afternoon and evening hours. Wind estimates in excess of 170 mph were associated with some of the stronger tornadoes, one of which ripped through nearby Ogden, IL.
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